News from the Veggie Bin: February 9, 2012

What’s in the bin this week?

Local Bin:

Top row left to right: Mix leaf salad, “Georgia Red” sweet potatoes, Valencia Juicing Oranges, Green Kale
Bottom row left to right: Tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts

Organic Bin:

  • Mixed Leaf Lettuce
  • Strawberries
  • Green Kale
  • Rutabega
  • Braeburn Apples
  • Cauliflower
  • Fennel

Organic Fruit Bin:

  • Bananas
  • Braeburn Apples
  • Mango
  • Blackberries

Interested in receiving the organic or fruit bins? Simply send us an email at!

(green = organic produce; blue = certified organic, not locally sourced; plain text = traditional farming)

Want to learn more about the sourcing of each item?  Here’s a video which walks you through every item in the local box this week.

You’re Such a Sweetheart!

Lately, we’ve been thrilled to see how often folks are saying great things about The Veggie Bin using social media! We want to show our appreciation for your support. Between now and February 14th, every time you positively mention The Veggie Bin using Facebook or Twitter, you’ll be entered into our “Favorite Sweetheart” giveaway. We’ll be randomly choosing one of our vocal fans to receive a gift bag including coffee, tea, honey and a $25 gift card from Peterbrooke Chocolatier. It’s our way of saying, “Thanks for the love!”

This week’s Veggie Unearthed: Strawberries

Your strawberries came to us from The Family Garden, less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

It’s a magnificent time for strawberries in North Florida and we’ve had some real beauties in the past few weeks. Your strawberries are best stored unwashed in your refrigerator until you’re ready to prepare or eat them. Excess moisture will cause mold and mushiness. For the very best berry longevity, put a sheet pan lined with paper towels in your fridge and store the berries on it in a single layer without them touching. If you don’t have that kind of room, store them in a glass container with a lid.

This Valentine’s week we’re featuring a collection of strawberry recipes designed with love in mind. Try sharing some of these sweet, romantic and beautiful recipes with the ones you love.

Strawberry Recipes

Would you like to give your sweetie some of those VERY expensive “tuxedo” decorated strawberries? They are cute as a button, aren’t they? This video will teach you how to make your own at home for the low, low price of a little bit of chocolate!

Need Veggie Tech Support? Visit us on Facebook to share recipes and tips with other Veggie Bin customers and ask any questions you might have about the contents of your bin. You can also email us at

Recipes for this week’s bin

We want you to get the most out of your Veggie Bin. Utilize every tasty bite with some of these recipes which feature every item you’ll get this week.

Please feel free to share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Please remember that you can re-use your Veggie Bin boxes. Just leave your empty boxes at your door or hand them off to our delivery folks to make yet another contribution to keeping your footprint small.


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